Strengthening Transparency in the Oil Sector in Cameroon: Why Does it Matter?

Author/Editor: Cossé, Stéphane
Publication Date: March 01, 2006
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Summary: There has been a growing recognition of the importance of transparency for economic growth and social development in oil producing countries. This paper analyzes transparency issues in Cameroon's oil sector. It shows that, while substantial efforts have already been undertaken, continued action is necessary to strengthen transparency. The paper seeks to identify why and how transparency, especially in the fiscal area, matters for economic development and poverty reduction in Cameroon.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/02
Subject(s): Transparency | Cameroon | Oil sector | Governance | Oil revenues

Publication Date: March 01, 2006
Format: Paper
Stock No: PPIEA2006002 Pages: 26
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